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So you want to be a worship leader?…..meh.

March 23, 2012

He sang it loud to his God and his beautiful wife chimed in.

He a true Worship usher ….not concerned with being a worship leader.

or rather he wasn’t to be bothered with leading you to worship….but his only thought was to usher and lead worship straight into a throne room….

if you want to come along…you are welcome … but their only interest is, not to entertain you…it is to worship a King.

They are an oddity…a curiosity…. a wonderful glimpse of what it should look like and how very off track we have gotten in our idea of worship.

“Just one gaze in Your eyes…and I am consumed, ” he sang in deep mahogany tones…. and she lightened every note like a light celery green drenched paint brush.

Their voices were not for us…but for Him.

No one had to lead…we all followed…our voices like a processional celebrating a journey towards His throne.

There were no words overhead… this song never heard before….but it didn’t matter…there was no leader of people.

I had always watched how churches would groom someone to be the worship leader…they appoint him like they have found a rockstar in their midst.

Nearly anyone can be a worship leader….to tell a bunch of people which song to sing.

But to be the one who can recognize Him in your midst…to usher Him in…to usher Praise towards His throne…that is like finding a rare diamond.

So I captured it…I recorded just a minute…because I never want to forget what it looks like to watch real worship…to be in it’s midst.

They sang together and it was beautiful… because it was a gift for a King.

The notes swirled in the room all upwards to heaven..yet straight to Him who stood right there.

I took my snippet of real worship home…I loaded it and wanted to see what it looks like…I have synthesia and I had to see the colors match the notes….so I took the recording and I painted it.

I painted what it looks like when they sang loud for their King, together.


I heard they will be there tomorrow night at the 4th Prayer~Fast~Worship…will you be there?  I have an awesome worship pianist coming too!!…I would love to see you there.  I tell people “it’s an acquired taste”.  It isn’t about entertaining each other…or even being heard, mics work and sometimes they don’t..but it isn’t about that either.  People love to be led…to be told what to do…and we don’t do that.

It isn’t about us…it’s about Him

We just gather…we show up and it happens..He happens!  He is so much bigger then being heard…or mics working…or organized words on an overhead…

He is God…so we show up…and He does too!

Will you be there tomorrow night?  If you can’t can you throw some prayers towards heaven for us?…Thanks, you are the best!…but I sure would like to see you.~T



More Moments and Revelation from Prayer~Fast~Worship (PFW)

How we Got Here…a path to this.

How to Get out of God’s Way.

First Plant

Fill With Carols…or the very first PFW

What does Intimacy mean, anyway.

Let your Spirit Burst Through.

~Linking up with Lisa Jo, Jenn and PPF.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue permalink
    March 23, 2012 10:21 am

    “he sang in deep mahogany tones…. and she lightened every note like a light celery green drenched paint brush.” Such a beautiful description. It paints the perfect picture in our minds. Lovely post.

    • March 23, 2012 3:53 pm

      oh it was just like that.
      But then again she is an artist…so no wonder she makes her song like paint!

  2. March 23, 2012 11:47 am

    Like Sue, I resonate to your use of color in describing music. Great perspective on what is important in worship– it’s so easy to focus on the superficial.

    • March 23, 2012 3:54 pm

      yes He has been talking ago me volumes about what is…and what isn’t worship..I should write more on the topic soon.

  3. March 23, 2012 12:39 pm

    I echo Jan and Sue! Lovely. Appreciate it very much. The True Heart of Worship.

  4. March 23, 2012 2:35 pm

    What’s that song…oh yeah, “I’m coming back to the heart of worship and it’s all about you, it’s all about you Jesus…”. I can hear that belted at the top of my lungs while Kelly does interpretive dance in the background. Great descriptive post for sure.

    • March 23, 2012 3:55 pm

      let’s make that happen:)
      that song is lodged in my head now!
      ..yes one of my favorite descriptions is about my wonderful pianist which will be there 😉

  5. March 23, 2012 3:22 pm

    Terrific idea. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  6. March 23, 2012 10:11 pm

    Yes! Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the blessing!

  7. March 23, 2012 10:57 pm

    Your painting and your wonderful descriptive words make me want to get in my car and go to wherever you are. You have blessed us with your post today.

  8. ro ellliott permalink
    March 24, 2012 12:28 am

    just a quick drop by…want to see if this thing works yet…and how I would love to stop by….

    • March 24, 2012 12:59 pm

      wouldn’t that be great!
      ya know…. you could start one yourself…in your neck of the woods…
      I mean…I do travel through there some and I could stop by if you held one…
      plus umm…you have some of the best musicians on earth near you.

  9. March 24, 2012 12:30 am

    I am on my husbands computer…will be interesting to see if i can comment when I am back on mine…go glad to just say HI

  10. studiojru permalink
    March 24, 2012 5:58 pm

    You painted such an amazing picture of this experience… both with your words and with your painting! Beautiful, T. Just beautiful!

  11. March 25, 2012 12:17 pm

    Wow this is beautiful, so creative and inspirational! Deb

  12. March 26, 2012 10:39 am

    Catching up after a little “Spring Break”. This is beautiful. It really makes my heart smile.
    I am so glad that your crazy and silly prayers are being answered…….. I know he delights in meeting us where we are and hearing/answering our prayers. (I love to think of the Holy Spirit interpreting our little Gs prayers)

    • March 26, 2012 12:40 pm

      Oh I believe that 200% doubt in my mind.
      but I bet there is no interpretation nessassary…. He speaks her language and she speaks His.

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